In an attempt to increase the number of LGBTQ+ community members participating in sports and physical activity, Sporting Pride have launched a #GetOutGetActive campaign to promote a number of different activities on offer! Read on below for further details.
Sporting Pride’s 2020 Get Out Get Active campaign kicked off on January 23rd with our fundraising table quiz in the fabulous Street 66. Hosted by Strongman Chris “Big Bear” McNaghten, the night was a huge success, raising much needed funds for our upcoming campaign.
Our Get Out Get Active campaign will highlight a number of different sports throughout the year, putting the focus on potential activities which members of the LGBTQ+ community can partake in to improve their health and wellness. Football is February’s sport of choice, chosen to coincide with Football V Homophobia’s month of action. As part of this campaign, and with the support of the FARE network, Sporting Pride will host a Transphobia in Sport event on Saturday February 22nd (more details to follow!).
Throughout the month we will put the spotlight on our LGBTQ+ inclusive football clubs, including the Cork Rebels, Dublin Devils, Phoenix Tigers (Dublin), and Teach Solais Tribes FC (Galway). Keep an eye out for our upcoming videos that will include feedback from some of the clubs members!
In 6 months time Sporting Pride are aiming to bring the largest ever contingent of Irish LGBTQ+ athletes, both competitive and non-competitive, to an LGBTQ+ inclusive sports tournament. More than 1500 athletes from all over the world have already signed up for the Eurogames in Dusseldorf, which will take place between August 5th and 9th. With over 30 sports on offer there is plenty of choice for potential participants! If anyone is interested in being a member of Team Ireland they can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information!
FARE & Football V Homophobia: https://farenet.org/campaigns/football-v-homophobia-month-action/
Dusseldorf Eurogames: https://www.eurogames2020.de/en/
Cork Rebels: https://www.facebook.com/corkrebelsfc/
Dublin Devils: https://dublindevilsfc.com/
Phoenix Tigers: https://www.facebook.com/phoenixtigerswfc/
Teach Solais Tribes FC: https://www.facebook.com/galwaytribesfc/